Spanish Cagigao is chosen by Milad to be the director of the “Roja”

The Galician, who was Arsenal’s chief overseer for 24 years, should take office on December 10 to take charge of all the divisions of the national team.


Pablo Milad made it clear that he should order the house, as far as national teams are concerned. That is why he argued the creation of the “Red” sports director, who would dominate all divisions, even the adult one. A person of “international renown”, in the words of the helmsman.

And, in that profile, the candidate who wins the most votes is the Spaniard Francis Cagigao, who was the chief overseer of the most glorious era of England’s Arsenal.

The Galician, who worked 24 years at Arsenal and was the eyes of Arsene Wenger outside England, should arrive in the country before December 10 to assume his new position. This was confirmed to The fourth close to the Spanish, who limited himself to saying to this newspaper, via WhatsApp, that “No comment, I’m sorry.”

Cagigao’s work, according to Milad’s own definition, will also be to diagnose “the shortcomings with which those selected from the minor series arrive, so an orderly process must be carried out, but guided by the policy of a national sports director.”

The Spaniard was one of those in charge of recommending the hiring of Alexis Sánchez for Arsenal, the most unbalancing player the club had between 2014 and 2017. He was also responsible for recruiting figures such as Cesc Fabregas, José Antonio Reyes, Santi Cazorla, Nacho Monreal, Mikel Arteta, Carlos Vela, Robbin Van Persie, among many more.

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